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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #90781
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I'm not an expert...but maybe the starter isn't disengaging fast enough or something.

I'd put the other bolt in & then I'd swap it for another one if it still grinds, before I'd start shimming it. My experience is sometimes parts store reman parts are hit or miss.

Sucks about having to squeeze back in there...Haha I'm not a big guy, if I were close I'd help ya out

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Thanks for the reply

As for swapping it out with another one, it's not necessarily going to be that easy. I found the starter on Amazon for about 1/3rd the price of what Advance Auto quoted me for. It also had free shipping. Too good to be true? Who knows... but it had 9 positive reviews. Seems lately that more and more of my lousy paychecks are going towards replacing something else on the Jeep--and most of the time it's not even an upgrade, it's just replacing something OE that fails. lol!

The starter has a warranty behind the good reviews, but it would certainly not be ideal to have to ship it back and wait for another one. I kept the old starter, and in a pinch I guess I could put it back in, but it's my daily.

I watched several videos of starter/flywheel grinding on Youtube and I'm pretty convinced it just needs shims. I guess starters are moderately universal between quite a few vehicles and sometimes the aftermarket starters aren't perfectly OE specs. It's not ideal, but it saved me a hundred bucks.

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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #90782
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Noticed a clunking on acceleration and then a machine one again upon deceleration driving home today

I'm thinking control arms, but not sure yet.

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what's a machine one? like a whirring noise?
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #90783
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Unread 11-22-2013, 04:27 AM   #90784
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what's a machine one? like a whirring noise?

Whoops no, "matching" was what I meant to type

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Unread 11-22-2013, 06:04 AM   #90785
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #90786
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Whoops no, "matching" was what I meant to type

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ahh gotcha. If it was a whirring I was gonna say the D35 might be on the way out, mine made that noise about a day before it grendaded. Hopefully yours isn't as serious
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #90787
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Broke my rear passenger upper control arm bracket off at jeeptoberfest. Finally got around to welding it back on.
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added gussets to my rear outboard brackets
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and welded on the currie housing kit.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #90788
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Broke my rear passenger upper control arm bracket off at jeeptoberfest. Finally got around to welding it back on.
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added gussets to my rear outboard brackets
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and welded on the currie housing kit.
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What outboard brackets are those?
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #90789
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What outboard brackets are those?
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...Kit-p-650.html

then i used some gussets from genright
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #90790
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http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...Kit-p-650.html

then i used some gussets from genright
THose are nice..thanks for the link Rig looks awesome!
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #90791
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Noticed a clunking on acceleration and then a machine one again upon deceleration driving home today I'm thinking control arms, but not sure yet. Sent from my TJ
It could also be your transmission mount. Ask me how I know...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #90792
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It could also be your transmission mount. Ask me how I know...
That was my second choice.

Just going from memory, but isn't it a plate bolted to the skid with 4 7mm bolts or something like that

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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #90793
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Broke my rear passenger upper control arm bracket off at jeeptoberfest. Finally got around to welding it back on.

Looks like clean job. You are one brave SOB welding while under the rig so close to your tire like that.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #90794
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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #90795
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Dead jeep in garage is worse

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